swings things. >> yet, they believe that, number one, it's coming soon, that something is going to happen in december, and it's going to be a credible plan, something that's a real down payment that won't trigger some kind of ratings downgrade by the agencies. >> well, i think, again, they believe that these guys are chastened enough not to go off the deep end, and for all the talk, it might be go to go over the cliff for a little bit that people really think nobody wants to take that gamble. you don't want your political party becoming a footnote. >> materials, financials, health care all advanced today. a fairly broad advance, even if it was only fractional. back to you. >> all right, bob. thank you so much. we'll see you later. let's get a check on the winners and losers. jackie deangelis has that story. >> the markets closing higher despite turning negative earlier in the session. the dow logging a 47-point gain.